The stylists at Magic Beauty Hair Spa Dance have to be especially mindful when applying hair extensions—there's always a chance that their clients will test them by twirling in the next room. That's because the combination salon and studio complements its cosmetic treatments with cardio-dance workouts. The dual approach bolsters confidence on two levels, flattering physiques with spa services and melting calories with upbeat Zumba, ballroom, and belly-dancing classes. From expert hair colorists to seasoned dance instructors, each staff member brings his or her expertise to bear on the health and beauty menu. The versatile venue also rents out its reception hall for occasions, such as weddings, birthdays, and independent workshops.
Thirty years of beauty-industry experience inform the artistry of owner and creative director Alex Hussey, whose career launched at the world-famous Vidal Sassoon in London when he was just 15 years older than an infant. After honing expertise and skipping across the pond, Hussey established his Delray Beach retreat with the help of a roster of highly experienced stylists. Each cut, low-ammonia color, or retexturing treatment at Blush Salon begins with a personalized consultation, wherein the stylist soaks up important information regarding the client's fashion sense, lifestyle, and openness to change.
As a licensed aesthetician and waxing specialist, Andela rarely comes across a skin problem she can’t solve. Armed with professional products and advanced technologies such as diamond-head microdermabrasion, she clears complexions and softens skin around half-formed tails. Her services range from customized facials and chemical peels to organic, wax-free hair removal with a soy-based Nufree formula.
Guests checking in at Lisa B and Company could deliberate between the spa's selection of facials and peels—or they could just have both. The menu's luxuriant Velvet Peel calls upon mechanical and chemical exfoliation to double-team stubborn cases of dullness, scarring, and trash strewn about by litterbug eyelashes. Many of the spa's other treatments also boast advanced therapies, such as pedicures infused with anti-inflammatory lavender or softening vanilla milk. In the spa, massage therapists skim heated river stones across pooled tension, and aestheticians resurface bodies with Dead Sea salt. Before or after their services, guests can take a few extra minutes to unwind with a complimentary herbal tea, glass of wine, or detox water.
Most popular service: Color, Shampoo, Blow-dry, Haircut
Brands Used: Redken, Pureology, Goldwell, Moroccan Oil, Mizani, It's a 10
Staff Size: 50+ people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Allow enough time for your visit.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
All students are supervised by licensed Instructors with years of industry experience, and all students have at least 16 weeks of training before working with the public.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I believe our students would say color. They love color and high-lights.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
The color service and treatment was better than she received in a salon, and the prices were less than half of what she normally pays.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We welcome tours for potential clients and students anytime without an appointment.
Maintaining a commitment to cleanliness, the nail technicians at Nail-Know-How also train continuously in the latest techniques, including foot care for diabetic clients. Their efforts shine through during spa services for men and women in a cozy, relaxing, and clean environment. Nail technicians sculpt fingers and toenails during standard mani-pedis, as well as during more luxurious treatments, such as a peppermint pedicure infused with the same aromatic scents Santa Claus uses in his high-end line of colognes. While nails remain their specialty, the experts also wax off unwanted hair and perform lash- and brow-tinting services.